Blake Rickels OWNER / REALTOR®
It’s my home. It’s where I was born, it’s where I was raised, it’s where I went to school, and it’s where I still live today. If I have my way, I’ll grow to be a very old man, right here in the city that holds my heart in its hands.
I love everything about Knoxville. I love being downtown and seeing the gleaming World’s Fair Sunsphere. I love the hustle and bustle of the University of Tennessee’s campus (where I went to school) and the roar of the crowd when the Vols take the field each fall.
I love Knoxville’s charm, its rich history, its gentility, and its traditions.
But if I had to choose one thing about this great city that makes my heart beat faster than anything else, it would have to be the water. Whether it’s the mighty Tennessee River, which flows through the nucleus of the city, or the peacefulness of Fort Loudon Lake, water lies at my very core and is the thing that gives me the greatest serenity and joy in life.
If I was given my druthers, I’d spend the balance of my days on a boat. Whether I’m with friends and family or just taking some time for myself, boating is where I am my best self.
Knoxville allows me to connect with what’s most important and what makes me the happiest.
It’s this fire for Knoxville, the peacefulness and contentedness that I’ve found here, that has driven my passion for my job. Real estate allows me to help other people fall in love with this town just like I have.
It allows me to experience Knoxville through the eyes of someone new. Even more, it allows me to help them find their Knoxville, to help them find, for themselves, the magic that lives here.
I’m Blake Rickels. Knoxville is my home, it is my heart. Let me help you make it yours.
After working with over 5 agents (unsuccessfully until Blake!!) trying to buy our first house I can offically say Blake Rickels is the best agent ever! He made the process easy and painless and I would highly recommend him!!Sara D.
Blake is one of Knoxville's top realtors; and, you realize why when working with him. Whether you are buying or selling your home with him, Blake does an excellent and thorough job. I would highly recommend him for lakefront homes and other luxury homes. Chad & Camilla Frost - Owner of Volunteer PharmacyChad & Camilla Frost
Blake Rickels sold my home in 4 days for Full price! I recommend him due to his work ethic, honesty, and communication skills!! Blake is also endorsed by Dave Ramsey and gives great advice!! If you are looking for one of the best Realtors in the Knoxville, TN or surrounding areas then I couldn't recommend anyone but Blake Rickels as I have worked with plenty of other local real estate agents in the pasts and Blake is just second to none.Pam Gaines
Blake has a history of selling homes when others couldn't. We stumbled onto Blake after several failed Realtors during the heart of the housing crisis in 2009. Blake took the time to explain to us the local market, what to expect throughout the entire process, the selling points of our home, competing homes and he didn't just try to get us to lower the selling price. It is no surprise to my wife and I that Blake has grown his business as a Realtor to what it is today. Blake is trustworthy, fair, honest, personable and has integrity. I would recommend him as THE go-to Realtor in Knoxville if you are looking to buy or sell a property!Josh & Janet Seyler
After doing some research on local realtors, my husband found Blake Rickels. Before sitting down with Blake for an initial consultation, we decided that we were looking for a realtor that was familiar with Knoxville, someone who communicates well, is trustworthy, and above all patient. Immediately after contacting Blake, we received a phone call to meet with him. Being a business owner myself, this sealed the deal. Throughout this process Blake was always a text/call/email away. He was extremely patient with us as first time homebuyers. He has even continued the relationship after buying our home, to ensure we are completely satisfied. I highly recommend using Blake Rickels as your agent!Brittany Hardin
My husband and I just closed on a house in Knoxville and used Blake Rickels as our realtor. We could not have asked for a better person to do business with! After looking at many houses over several months Blake found us the perfect one that met our needs and wants! Blake was extremely patient with us throughout the many houses he showed us. He was all about what we wanted and made a point to listen and understand where we were coming from. He is incredibly familiar with all areas in Knoxville and came prepared with information regarding each individual house we looked at... Comps, neighborhood details, schools, etc. We had heard the process of buying a house can be stressful; however, when working with Blake there was no stress due to his knowledge and experience!!Lauren Wooley
When selling your home or purchasing a new one Blake Rickels is the realtor to use. He sold our home in less than nine days! Couldn't be happier; remember Blake Rickels for all your realty needs! Knoxville's number one realtor!Carol Nugent
Blake Rickels is a very professional, very competent Realtor. We used Blake to purchase an investment property from 400 miles away. We needed to rely on his area, neighborhood, and property expertise. We could not have picked a better choice. We were also in a time bind and from start to finish, our search lasted I month, and Blake was there every step of the way ensuring that things went smoothly. We have bought /sold many properties in several states and we are so pleased that we "found" Blake. We came to think so highly of Blake's knowledge and expertise we ended up buying "sight-unseen! "Now, that's a sign of trust and a testament to Blake's competence. We will use him again in a heartbeat. Andy & RoxanneAndy & Roxanne Trosper
I rarely give a 5-star review, but Blake is well deserving! We used Blake to sell our home in Knoxville while living 1,800 miles away. He went above and beyond to make the selling process easy on us! He had lots of connections for getting the property ready to sell. He dealt with our tenant (quite an undertaking) to coordinate showings. And did a superior job communicating long distance! He is passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional. He had more than 15 showings in 3 days and we were under contract in less than 5 days! We closed on the house from Texas and felt like we were represented by the best! He's great and I'd recommend him to anyone!Liz K.
I met Blake 4 years ago when I was considering selling my home. He sent me an email asking if I would consider interviewing him for the position of my realtor. Not being hounded and feeling pressured? sign me up. We listed our home THREE times with him (yes, 3) and each time chickened out of selling, for one reason or another. Did he mind? Not one bit. Fast forward 4 years, he just sold my parents house in less than 2 weeks, and we still keep in contact. He is amazing at what he does, and there is a reason he is rated #1 in Knoxville.Jamie Fromberger
I cannot begin to describe what a pleasure it was to work with Blake Rickels. I highly recommend him to be your real estate agent to anyone that is interested in buying a home or just simply in the process of looking. I was a first time homebuyer and Blake guided me to the finish. Blake was very professional and understanding of my situation. He understood the importance of everything I was looking for in my new home and offered his honest opinion along the way. The entire process was definitely less stressful with Blake's help as I'm not sure at times how I would've managed without him. He kept me informed of every step that took place. He continues to follow up with me to ensure I've settled well and has even been helpful with suggestions of additional services offered to new homeowners. Blake Rickels has went above and beyond giving 100% of his time and dedication as a realtor. He is amazing and the Best at what he does.Amy Boyd
I recently sold my house and Blake was my realtor. It was a more difficult situation because I was in another state while I was waiting for my house to sell. However, Blake made it as painless as possible. He handled anything that arose and he called me weekly to discuss the process and to give updates on how many people had viewed the house, feedback, etc. (this was in addition to email updates, as well). He always took the time to answer all of my questions and any time I talked to him, I felt like I was his priority (I have been made to feel differently by other realtors, so this was important for me). I had not sold a house before, and Blake gave me very honest advice and feedback, but also made it clear that he would support whatever decisions I made (pricing, whether or not to accept an offer, etc). I am very happy with Blake's service and if I ever go back to Knoxville, I will definitely contact him if I am looking to buy!Laura B.